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Steamroller exists to breathe life into stories, characters, and experiences in visual, physical, and virtual spaces. Each project that comes our way, be it a game, a film, or a theme park ride, exists in its own universe. It is our job to bring this multiverse to life. Our animators build believable characters and whole worlds in a multitude of universes, while our developers manipulate the rules of perception to transport you to a new definition of reality. We relish the opportunity to bring our clients’ universes to life while also developing our own stories.

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Dallas Kirkland

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Dallas Kirkland

Dallas Kirkland 3D Animator423-519-2312 / dallas.kirkland7@gmail.com / dallas-kirkland.com

EDUCATION
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation | Magna Cum Laude

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Unity 3D, Magic Leap SDK, Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Lighting, Texturing

CAREER-RELATED EXPERIENCE
2018: Digital Media Innovation Intern, Chick-fil-A, Atlanta GA

Developing models, rigs, and animation for customer interactions both in-store and through the Chick-fil-A One app; Leading peers and supervisors through the animation pipeline for transparency and an understanding of the workflow; Guiding peers on best practices for project overview video creation

2018: Checked Out, Senior Film, SCAD
Lead animator for 3D film helping to establish character traits and keep them consistent throughout the film; Animated 11 shots of the final film

2018: Burned, Senior Film, SCAD
3D Character animator; Rigger for a hand model and setup a body rig

2018: Crimson Tower & Food Fight, Senior Films, SCAD
3D Asset Modeler; focusing on miscellaneous background objects for each of the films, aiming for a life-like version of the assets, such as bent traffic cones, a microwave, trash cans, and other items

2017: 24 Hour GENERATE, SCAD and The Third Floor, Inc., Atlanta, GA
24 hour team challenge to pre-visualize a set of shots based off of a provided script; Worked with a team of 5 other students to create storyboards and pre-vis animation

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
2019 – Present: Custodial – Trainer, Disney College Program, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL

Maintaining cleanliness to Disney’s resort standards in public areas for guests and cast; Teaching new cast members their roles and providing them with all the tools and skills to perform to the Disney standard; Provide knowledge and advice about parks and resorts to Guests independently; Collaborate with other lines of business to assure Guest satisfaction

2014-2018: First Baptist Church Childcare, Madisonville, TN | Assistant Teacher
Supervised and worked with multiple children ranging in ages from 6 weeks to 5 years old; Planned and lead age appropriate activities such as group games, water day, and arts and crafts

2016-2018: Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA), Madisonville, TN | Art Teacher
Planned art lessons for a week-long camp experience; Taught a group of middle school aged children basic drawing and design principles, simple animation skills, and the design process in a fast paced environment; Taught children from kindergarten to middle school age basic stage design skills

Skills

  • Asset Modeling
  • Quadruped Animation

Education

09/2015 - 11/2018

Bachelor of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design

Experience

06/2018 - 11/2018

Digital Media Innovation Intern at Chick-fil-A

  • Animation
  • Updated 1 year ago

To contact this candidate email dallas.kirkland7@gmail.com

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